An evening of 4 Peleshian films, November 15, in Yerevan

Four films by Ardavazd Peleshian will be screened on November  15, 2017 at Silk Road Hotel, hosted by Folk Arts HUB Foundation.  The films are the two classics whose English-language titles are We and Seasons of the Year, and two very-shorts from the early 1990s, Life and End.

I’m re-posting an old article of mine from  1991 on Peleshian’s art.  Some of the material is dated, true.  But Peleshian’s vision is as new and groundbreaking today as it was  decades ago, when US audiences first watched his films in San Francisco, Boston, and New York.

After the publication of this article, in Armenian International Magazine in 1991, Peleshian made two new films, which will be screened on Wednesday night. But Peleshian’s small output (a total of three hours) is no measure to the originality of his “documentaries”;  the depth of their theoretical foundations; and the sharpness of his camera’s gaze and angle. Those of us who love Peleshian’s work would have wanted more, but what he has given is for the generations and for many, many viewings and re-viewings.~~

 

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About Taline Voskeritchian

Writing teacher at Boston University; translator (from Arabic and Armenian); prose writer; occasional editor; incurable wanderer.
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